Meet our team
CEO & Co-Founder
Erik Hauters, the visionary CEO behind TinkerList, brings over 15 years of invaluable experience as a television director specializing in talk shows, music shows, panel shows, and game shows. His journey from the director's chair to the helm of a tech scaleup is a testament to his profound understanding of the broadcasting industry.
Driven by a passion for innovation, Erik founded TinkerList in response to firsthand observations of the challenges faced by editors, directors, and producers. Recognizing the frustrations within the industry, he envisioned and crafted an online unified platform that serves as a dynamic support system for creative television makers.
Jens De Maere
Jens, an imaginative leader with a passion for creativity and strategic thinking, has shaped his dynamic career in business and marketing. From founding the first Belgian Wines bar in Antwerp to leading his own advertising agency, 'The Other Agency,' Jens has consistently demonstrated an exceptional ability to innovate and identify unique market opportunities.
In his role as COO at TinkerList, Jens seamlessly combines creative flair with business acumen, committed to shaping and executing strategic initiatives. As TinkerList's COO, he continues to script a compelling narrative of growth, collaboration, and success.
Vero Vanden Abeele
UX Director & Co-founder
With over 20 years of expertise in User Experience design, Vero vanden Abeele is not just a professor of human-computer interaction at the University of Leuven but a driving force at the forefront of TinkerList. As a co-founder and UX advisor, Vero brings her extensive knowledge to the company, ensuring that UX is not merely a gimmick but a core principle. In her role as Erik's sparring partner and real-life collaborator, she plays a pivotal role in advising the team of designers and developers. Vero's commitment is unwavering – she champions the user-centric approach, guaranteeing that every design and development decision prioritizes the user experience. Her blend of academic rigor and real-world application has been instrumental in shaping TinkerList's commitment to seamless and user-friendly solutions.
HR & Finance
Growth & Success
Head of Business Development
Aaron is crazy about the customer: always on the look-out for a win-win. As our Business Development Manager, he combines 7+ years of sales & marketing experience and an MBA, in order to help us grow in the right direction. He’s a game-show nut, a book-lover and a TV-addict. Favourite quiz: University Challenge.
Head of customer happiness
Glenn is a Customer Happiness Specialist with more than 10 years of experience in various customer service related roles. He's always ready to help and can do this in multiple languages. He is always on the look for a perfect solution and ways to improve existing situations. A passion for travel and new adventures got him to discover multiple countries over the past few years. In his free time he likes paddle boarding and working in his vegetable garden.
Customer Happiness Manager
In her work experience, Camille has always been focused on the customer’s wellbeing. She is always on board to welcome new customers and help in any way she can. Her main focus is the happiness of our loyal customers. Passionate about human sciences, she loves to put herself in other people’s shoes to understand them even better. Favourite hobbies? Hiking with her two lovely dogs and reading every book that she can put her hands on.
Business Development Executive
Andrei is a real sales and lead generation guru and has a weakness for working in startup marketing agencies. Just like TinkerList is the ‘Swiss Army knife’ of live television production, Andrei is the Swiss Army knife of digital marketing and cold email outreach, able to mold into a multitude of roles. Andrei also loves going on day-long hikes, running adventure park courses and is a dog whisperer (secretly). He'll also cook a mean burger, too.
Kate has an eye for everything creative and marketing related. Although new to the field, she has a strong interest for media and digital communications. Always seeking new knowledge, Kate will never turn her back on learning something new - whether that’s a new designing tool or a social media life-hack. Kate is interested in photo- and videography, traveling, and reading. She loved cats, good coffee, and staying on top of media trends.
Product & Technology
Head of UX design
Argyro is a UI/UX designer educated as an HCI engineer. Her mission is to create intuitive user experiences, drawing on results from user research, workflow analysis and data. Argyro values the importance of a comprehensive design system, with established design patterns. On her free time, loves to spend time with her family and friends, and is up for any creative activity.
Márcio de Sousa
Head of Engineering
Stijn de Moffarts
Stijn is based in Leuven but has lived in Bangkok for 3 years. As our product owner, Stijn oversees the development of the new platform and makes sure the development team works in an 'agile' iterative way. He's the bridge between the business stakeholders, UX designers and the development team.
Head of UX
Moe is an architect turned UX designer, specialized in creating meaningful designs and experiences tailored for humans (mostly). His multidisciplinary background and coding know-how allow him to communicate effectively and coordinate with different teams. In his free time, Moe is a guitarist, painter, and a student of languages.
Lead Frontend engineer
Alexis is a frontend developer with a great passion for coding. With almost 9 years of experience he likes every aspect of the development world, learning new skills when the opportunity comes and trying to find new fun challenges. He enjoys long bike rides over the weekend, the suffering of doing CrossFit on the week days and sporadic guitar player. Cannot do anything without music, what is the point of not having creating memories with a song in the background anyway?
Carlos Melero Vilches
Frontend Software Engineer
Carlos is a frontend developer that loves creating visual interfaces and thinking about how final users may interact with them. In his personal life, he's tried many different hobbies, but the ones that stick the most are sports, playing video games and cooking.
He also listens a lot to Japanese music, so if you're looking for an unusual topic of conversation with him, that may be the one.
Frontend Software Engineer
Dóra used to work in HR but found her passion in frontend development for over 5 years now. She loves problem-solving, writing clean and efficient code and being part of a great team.
Frontend Software Engineer
Gabriel is a frontend developer that worked most of his professional time as a full-stack developer and always searches for the most adequate and durable solution when facing an issue, he believes that communication is the key for good teamwork. A Brazilian who loves music, sports and the culture of his hometown.
Backend Software Engineer
Brazilian and happy by nature, Gregori has been working for almost a decade as a backend developer, and during this time his love for development has been growing more and more. Although always in search for new technologies and better ways to do what he does, he never leaved aside the PHP language, the apple of his eyes.
TinkerList has indirectly received funding from the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme through the STADIEM project (Grant Agreement 957321).
STADIEM with its piloting and acceleration programme, brings together start-ups, scale-ups, investors and media organisations.
Smart Hub Flemish Brabant stimulates innovation, promotes cooperation between companies and knowledge institutions and attracts (foreign) investments, in the 5 innovative clusters of the Flemish Brabant knowledge region.
Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship is the contact point for entrepreneurs in Flanders. Vlaio encourages and supports innovation and entrepreneurship, and contributes to a favourable business climate. By being a one-stop-shop, Vlaio builds a bridge towards stronger entrepreneurship.